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. it happened at 5:00 a.m. in west virginia just behind the charlestown racetrack. stacey is just back from west virginia with the story. >> reporter: this is a story of unspeakable tragedy and incredible bravery. this is a fire that started in one barn. a witness said it sounded like an explosion and quickly spread to two other barns. trapped inside were 50 racehorses amend the barns burned some nearby horsemen and women, even some charlestown casino workers rescued to try to save the terrified animals. >> if question save a horse's life it is something we do. like a doctor saving a human beings life. we went to the fire an the smoke was too much to go in the barn. >> within minutes of getting the others out the flames were taking over other barns and we were seconds from getting those out. >> they managed to got out 26 horses from that burning barn. the survivors were rounded up and led in to an empty stable that charlestown raceway made available for them. even a few goats that served as companion animals that made it out alive, as well. a total of 27 horses did perish. damage is stimed at 1.
in prison. that case is prompting changes at virginia dmv. bob mcdonnell has ordered that agency to stop accepting federal identification cards as proof of residence. martinelli montano used such a card to get an i.d. >>> a northern virginia community is mourning the loss of a couple who owned a business many thought was the heart and soul of the community. the owners of nichols hardware store died in a car accident. jane watrel has their story. >> reporter: it's a huge loss for a small town as the purcellville community comes to grips with the deaths of karen and ted nichols. who were killed in a horrific car crash. >> amazing people. they have been running the store forever. they have been a staple here. a kindly group of folks and he runs this place and the people around him act the same way. >> reporter: stylist theresa wolf works a few doors down, a store owned by the same family since 1914 where the clerks call you by your first name. generations are paying tribute on the steps of the store. >> it is a big tragedy for their family and all of us. i grew up here. they have been here
campaign mode. call it his glory days tour. he's in iowa and virginia today, two of his key states from 2008. last night he had a huge college rally in wisconsin, trying to target the voters who surged the polls but have been sitting this year out. and the big question is, can he recapture some of that 2008 magic? because this has been the tea party's year. >> it certainly has. >>> also this morning, strong charges coming from a man accusing that popular pastor in atlanta of sex abuse. we'll hear explosive charges from a 23-year-old who says bishop eddie long is a predator. that's the word he used. that is coming up in a moment. >>> we begin with the latest tropical weather brewing off of florida this morning. it's set to make a run up the east coast and could cause serious flooding. sam is tracking it for us at the weather board. >> good morning, george and robin. we'll talk a little about this storm. it is tropical depression 16. if you're looking for it to kind of perform like a big tropical storm, it's not. but it's going to drop a lot of heavy rain. take a look at
church, virginia. the fire started just after several businesses had opened this morning at the shopping center. it is located at the intersection of hillwood avenue. and some passersby saw the smoke and fire and called 911. firefighters arrived on the scene within minutes but it was too late to save the small businesses. >>> it appeared that the fire had progressed extensively up into the superstructure of the steel. the roofs show signs of collapse. we were able to evacuate the crews before the roof did collapse. >> reporter: we are told about a dozen businesses are affected in all, including an insurance agency, hair salon, deli and a clothing store. fire investigators say there was heavy smoke and water damage and the shopping center will likely be condemned. the cause of that fire is under investigation tonight. >>> well, if you haven't lived it, you are probably cannot imagine what we are about to show you next. a man is murdered as he walks along southern avenue. multiple suspects flee into a nearby apartment building. police but the entire building on lockdown for many hours whil
a hurricane. we are watching him spinning east of the virginia north carolina border with heavy rains, a few of those showers into southern maryland and northern neck. temperatures in the 70s with 60s now in the valley. 88 by noon, a little more sun drive home temperature is 87. >> >> 9 news now is brought to you in part by lighten up. . >> you can tell by the microphone sounds the winds picking up so is the rain. here we go. and so is the rain. here we go. harry, erica, over to you. >> good job. >> dave, thanks. >>> still ahead this morning, a woman is attacked with a cup of acid. thrown at her face by a complete stranger. she'll share her really unbelievable story of survival. >>> also, the best deals on four wheels. find out why this weekend is the best time of year to buy a car. >>> plus, just how clean is your kitchen? if you're like many americans, not very. probably wouldn't even pass a restaurant inspection. don't invite us to dinner. just kidding. we'll tell you how to clean it up. ♪ our natural sweetener is born from the leaves of the stevia plant. it's sparkly and sweet with zer
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for him. they spotted a car on the side of the road in manassas. he identified himself as a virginia state trooper. further investigation revealed he is not a trooper and there is now a search warrant for his arrest. the man accused of shooting his ex-girlfriend is in custody but his vehicle is still missing. tuesday the montgomery county police say joshua prince fired at least one shot at his ex. that sparked a regional manhunt and he later turned himself into police in pennsylvania. authority have not been able to locate the chevy tahoe. authorities will escort prince back to montgomery county where he is facing attempted murder charges. >>> several attack around the university of maryland campus are prompting authorities to step up the patrols this weekend. prince george's county + say there have been at least five robberies around umd in just the last three week. three students were reportedly beaten and robbed last weekend. the robberies were reported on monday within minutes of each other. the university's police chief that he may form a task force to focus this problem. >>> decision
is in the low 60s. only in the 40s now in western maryland and west virginia in many locations. eastern shore is near 60. this dry weather thanks to canadian high pressure pushing in, it will be in place here into saturday with the cooler weather and then sunday a likelihood of rain. it looks like it will end for the skins/cowboys game sunday night. how is our traffic? good morning, it is a huffit ise this morning. no problems to route on route 7. here's a dark look at 28 along the bottom of your screen and the dulles toll road coming at us. very few cars. 66 eastbound, no big trouble spots to start you off this early morning. capital beltway in great shape. headlights are continuing toward the beltway at the posted speed limit. back to you. >>> two women are in the hospital right now after an out of control car went careening in to a restaurant in northwest washington. it happened where florida haavee 18 ath and ucht intersect. there were a lot of people walking around and eating outside. john schriffen reports. >> it's surreal oig. not something you want to witness at all. >> reporter: witn
night. >> thank you. >>> in springfield, virginia, a couple neighbors had a disagreement over a speed bump and now one has ended up dead and the other may have been the murderer. pat collins has our rort. >> reporter: this is a story about a man who lives in this house. and another man who lives down the street in that house. and a new speed bump on field master drive. and how an argument over this hump could have led to a case of murder. >> he kept an eye on all of us hear. on all of us. he watched our house if we would go away. he would know to check the papers and stuff like that. just a great guy. >> reporter: neighbors say a short time ago the victim lobbied the state government put the speed bump on the road in front of his house. they say some people didn't like the bump. they say david patton who lived up the street really didn't like it. that he would drive past carr's house and honk his horn in protest. june 11th, it escalated. there was an altercation, police say, between car and patton here in an argument. carr charged patton with assault. that was june 11th. july 11th, au
lee. all the hostages were okay. >>> northern virginia community is mourning the loss of a local couple who owned a business that many considered the heart and soul of that community. >> the owners of nichols hardware in purcellville died in a car crash. the couple was returning home to loudoun county. jane watrel has the story. >> reporter: it's a huge loss for a small town as the purcellville community comes to grps with the deaths of karen and ted nichols. who were killed in a horrific car crash. >> amazing people. they have been running the store forever. they have been a staple here. a kindly group of folks and he runs this place and the people around him act the same way. >> reporter: stylist theresa wolf works a few doors down, a store owned by the same family since 1914 where the clerks call you by your first name. generations are paying tribute on the steps of the store. >> it is a big tragedy for their family and all of us. i grew up here. they have been here forever it seems like. they have served a lot of people and we hope they continue to serve. >> reporter: the one
. >>> thousands of students in northern virginia are wrapping up their first day of school. they are among the last batch cough students to return to classes. prince william, stafford, loudoun and arlington. fairfax schools face big challenges because of budget constraints. megan mcgrath has more. >> reporter: it is the day some dread and others can't wait to arrive. the first day of school. fairfax county students were up bright and early this morning. at madison high school the usual hugs and reunions, lots of excitement and first-day jitters. >> mix of excited and nervous. there is a whole slew of freshmen, wonderful shiny faces. i think it is going to be a fun year. i'm going to try going to new clubs. >> it has been a long summer. i'm excited to be back in school. it is my senior year so we'll see how it works out. >> reporter: this year promises to be challenging in fairfax county, enrollment is up and the budget is down $34 million. school superintendent dr. jack dale says most of this year's cuts happened outside the classroom but the school system is still feeling the impact of pr
on the mountains, only in the fourth on western maryland and much of west virginia, and right near the waters, it's in the upper 60s to near 70. the view from space over the last 12 hours showing canadian high pressure pumping in on the northwesterly breezes and that h be with us here throughout the day today with lots of sunshine and cooper weather. highs reaching near 80. that wind will be gusting around 25-mile-an-hour or so and it will diminish a bit tonight and still be a bit blustery tomorrow. cool tomorrow morning again down into the mid-50s. and saturday looks delightful, sunny in the morning, clouds in the afternoon, highs near 80, clouding up saturday night. could get much needed rain on sunday with highs near 80, but it does look like it will end in time for the skins game sunday night. now let's check traffic on this thursday morning. ashley linder, good morning. >>> fortunately we're wrapping up overnight road construction. we had a ton of it, so the inner loop at little river that's all gone and the outer look at 66, they're in the process of picking up that work zone. route 1 new c
the republicans ruling out a pledge to america. they went to ha lumberyard in virginia this morning. they promised if likted they'll cut spending, cut taxes, repeal or replace the health care law that went into effect just today. john boehner was asked to offer specifics on how the gop would do all that and still balance the budget and cut the deficit. >> i don't have all the solutions. but i believe if we work with the american people, the american people will want to work with us to come to grips with these challenges that face our country. it's about having that adult conversation an honest, open way, that will help get us the answers to lay out the plan that will solve this problem once and for all. >> congressman bill cassidy is a physician and a republican from louisiana who was a key member of today's roll out. congressman, as you know going into this republicans thought it wasn't a good idea to do this. i didn't hear specifics from john boehner. e read through the pledge. can you tell us how specifically you are going to cut spending? how republicans are going to make these changes? i didn
of water. earl's powerful gusts and driving rains are now being felt in southeastern virginia and moving up the coast. we have complete coverage of hurricane earl. ron mott in north carolina, weather channel's mike seidel on long island, new york, nbc's michelle franzen in cape cod, still wounding what is going to happen there. let's begin with nbc meteorologist bill karins come have been worse but still some problems, bill? >> yeah, tell you, we had a category 4 at this time yesterday and very fearful what was going to happen in the carolinas and eventually up in cape cod. the storm weakened a little bit more than expected yesterday afternoon and evening that set the stage for the damage that miner in the eastern carolinas much the storm is continuing to pass to the north-northeast, wait for the new advisory from the hurricane center, later than kip cal with it. 11:00 advisory, usually a couple minutes early. actually, we just heard just came in, now down to a category 1 intensity. the weakening trend has continued with this storm. that shouldn't be a big surprise. we haven't
car. it's made in virginia, runs anywhere, and tops 100 miles a gallon. >> with a total efficiency of 102.5 mpg. >> reporter: the futuristic four-seater won progressive insurance company's automotive x-prize, a year-long race to design an ultra-efficient car that's safe, affordable and desirable. >> you don't have to choose between beautiful, fast, affordable, safe, and 100 miles per gallon or greater. you can get them all. >> reporter: this car is not alone. hybrids and electric cars like the chevy volt are pushing the boundaries of fuel efficiency. uncle sam already insists cars average 35 miles a gallon by 2015. environmental groups, citing this car, are already urged the obama administration to make that 60 miles a gallon by 2025. >> it's time we feel the market actually wants these vehicles, with the government mandating it, the car companies are going to be producing it. >> reporter: seeking electric cars for the future edison 2. in the end the light car beat out hybrids with gasoline. >> it is the car of the future, there's no doubt in my mind. >> reporter: the designers all
this -- a volunteer in virginia, housing back in 2009, between the republican and the voting booth, that will be the case this november. the most dangerous place to be is to be between of republican and the voting booth. we're energize. be there in big numbers to put a check. president obama and this administration and make changes to the policy read congress. >> what you think a range of the possibility? >> i think we will get six- eight, but election day, who knows what is one happened at the end of the day? >> you are skeptical of the i did the republicans will take the senate. >> i do not rule it out. i think that this is an environment -- there is no such thing as a safe democratic seats. i think you're seeing there right now in west virginia among other places. maybe even new york. there is a lot going on on the ground were would not be surprised to see republicans take control of the senate. >> were the ones that looked out of the reach that you could imagine coming in? >> i started -- i believe that we will hold all of our opens. we're going to pick up a number of democrati
defense and everyone knows him. >> think he was being supportive. 10th-ranked virginia tech facing boise state. the hokies trail 26-20 and taylor to boyken and goes 28 yards for the touch and that two-point conversion vailed, 27- 26 and over a minute left. moore, play-action and finds austin petis with 13 yards for the game-winning touchdown. boise state defeats virginia tech 33-30 and a up to-10 is showdown. >> that is -- and a 20-10 showdown. >> i know we're going to be a good football team. we have to crank it up this week. >> the hokies host james madison on saturday. maryland's new president introduced kevin anderson. the school's new ad. he comes to college park from west point where he oversaw army in 2004. and no doubt enjoyed maryland's 17-14 win over navy and takes over for -- for debbie who moved to north carolina state after 16 years at maryland. >>> and tiger woods selected by captain pavin as the member of the 12th player of the american ryder's cup team. woods is the number one-ranked player in the world. join him are zach johnson, stewart cink and rickey fouler. the -- ri
on their homes. i'll take a closer look at that. >> julie carrey, thank you. >>> investigators in west virginia are looking into whether a upon fire was deliberately set. nearly 30 horses died near the hollywood casino on charlestown on monday. a fire marshal said dogs detected possible traces of a fire accelerant at the scene. the evidence is being test asked result are expected to come back in a few weeks. investigators are reviewing surveillance tapes for 90 possible signs of arson. >>> another metro access driver has been arrested, accused of sexually assaulting a passenger. the powered the driver accused of such a crime. darcy spencer is live outside metro headquarters with this developing story. good afternoon. >> good afternoon. as you mentioned, just within the last year, there have been four separate allegations made of sexual assault against metro access drivers. these the drivers who are supposed to be transporting people with mental and physical challenges. this is the man charged in this latestñr attack. he is 59-year-old samuel kinston of gaithersburg. police say he fonded a woma
at least five families from their homes in herndon, virginia this morning. fire officials stay type of siding on the houses, coupled with some brisk winds led to some significant damage there. julie carey has our report. >> reporter: the mid morning fire at the complex even caught the attention of the tower at dulles airport. a resident snapped this photo of the flame that shot from the roof top. dozens of people fled their homes. >> black smoke was everywhere. it was very scary. >> reporter: even before fire crews arrived, residents outside who saw the smoke realized some neighbors might still be inside unaware. these women went door to door knocking. >> the two families at the end, we got those guys out. and finally, the fire department, they both open this door where it was burning so. and the dogs came out. >> reporter: some cherished pets were among those rescued. several dogs and cat got out safely. so did this bird. the fairfax firefighters battled smoke and flame that damaged five townhome. investigators suspect the blaze started in a shed behind the unit. the vinyl siding w
september 24th. >> put to death. a woman is executed in virginia. pleas to spare her went right up to the very end. >>> states of emergency in the upper midwest. the water came up fast after a powerful storm. >>> and new restrictions for a once-popular drug. we'll hear from the doctor who first raised the red flag. >>> and good morning, everybody. thanks for being with us on this friday morning. we begin, now, with the first woman executed here in the u.s. in five years. she's been put to death in virginia. >> theresa lewis' case gained international attention, not just because of her gender. but supporters argue that she was not smart enough to carry out the crimes. here's brad wheelis. >> reporter: theresa lewis became the first woman executed in virginia in almost 50 years. lewis was sentenced to detd in 2003, for hiring two killers who shot her husband and her stepson. according to prosecutors, the two were lured into lewis' scheme by sex and money. the money was to promise to split the son's and husband's life insurance with him. lewis confessed to the plot. >> i just wish i c
speech. and the displays are part of that right. >>> today the virginia governor plans toim pose a 2.5% tax on bars and restaurants to replace revenue virginia gets now from its abc stores. there will also be additional fees to wholesalers. the proposal triples the number of establishments that sell liquor in the state to 1,000. licenses would go to the highest bidders. mcdonald's says the minimum bids ensure the state would receive $458 million up front to devote to transportation. licenses could be auctioned in a year and new stories could start to stock their shelves by next september. >>> bp has released its report on what it believes has led to the deadly explosion. bp has taken responsibility about it said that no single company or worker is to blame. j jay zbra in lienew orleans. >> reporter: they've been dispersioning recovery funds. now it fathers company is spreading the blame for the deepwater horizon tragedy. >> there was no single acor inaction that caused the accident. >> reporter: an internal investigation released today cites eight key failures that led to the explosi
thatplan. >>> northern virginia commuters may have hit a snag if they took metro tis morning. elevators at half of arlington's ten stations were out of service. it is unclear what caused the outages and metro tells us, it could have been different issues at each of the stions. metro says repairs were made to three of the stations but elevators will be out at the rosslyn and pentagon stations unil later this week. >>> we've had a beautiful day. >> yesterday we got some needed rain. we're starting the week off on the right track. doug cammerer is tracking conditions. >> some locations picked up from a quarter to three quarters of an inch of rain. today, look at this. a beautiful day out there. plenty of sunshine. bright blue skies. out toward sugar loaf mountain, a beautiful afternoon to get out and about. 85 degrees, the current temperature. dew point only 55 degrees. that makes the humidity 36%. we're seeing a wind out of the south southwest. we'retarting to warm up. haguetown around 85 degrees. 86 in sterling. culpeper, the warm spot. over toward annapolis, about 76. but great weather
guard armory on east capital street. in virginia, the police and fire departments are holding a road dedication. a portion of washington boulevard adjacent to the pentagon will be renamed the 9/11 heroes memorial highway. you can get more information on all of these events by visiting nbcwashington.com. just search 9/11 events. >>> it's feeling a lot like fall out there but we could get some showers this weekend. >> yeah. let's check in with doug kammerer. are we still on for sunday with a little rain? >> we're still on for sunday with a little rain. maybe a little more rain now. that rain may actually last through part of the evening hours. a lot of people don't want to hear that. let's show you what's happening. first off, 75 degrees. that's the current temperature. the humidity around 39%. we have seen a lot of cloud cover across much of the area today. especially from the district up toward the north. right now on live digital doppler, no rain to talk about. it will be dry the rest of the night. it will be dry tomorrow as well. the temperatures out there, a little on the cool sid
carolina to virginia. it could come closest to chatham and nantucket where tourists and residents are wondering how bad it's going to get. >> we're on our way to buy flashlights right this second. >> i'm not worried. we are going to stay. we have followed the instructions in the paper and made preparations to shelter in place. >> this is surf right now in along the coastline. maryland is a long along the western side of the storm's path. i understand life guards are up and down the beaches of the coast coast now telling people they should avoid being in the water or staying in front of the life guard situation and not out far. that's the reason why. we always see it when a hurricane is coming on shore. you see somebody out further in the water. the surfers love to take advantage of the big waves. let's go to stephanie abrams from the weather channel. she's down in north carolina now. the surf there is incredible as well. it looks like it's getting darker. >> reporter: yeah. the surf is kicking up a lot here. we have a kite boarder. he's been going all morning long. he's the only p
from the outer banks. virginia beach hit hard and maryland area and beaches in delaware seeing the strongest winds. the storm tracks off the coast for the most part. the heaviest winds and rain offshore and the big waves doing the damage along the coast and the pictures you will see. we have hurricane warnings up for areas of cape cod and the hurricane center thinks it's possible to make a direct impact out on the cape. it is looking more unlikely and still a hurricane warning so we have to wait until they drop that, maybe they'll do that at 11:00. as far as the waves go, 23-foot waves right now of virginia beach. that forecast track takes it parallel to the coast today. don't expect a big increase of the winds today in maryland and delaware. jersey area, long island seeing worse today and right off of cape cod later tonight. here's how it looks. as far as the storm goes, the center of the circles where it's located. heaviest of the rains along the jersey shore, new england 2:00 to 4:00 today and then the worst exiting jersey shore about 6:00. racing up the coast for cape cod,
republicans would offer different ideas. with us now, democratic chairman, former virginia governor, tim kaine. governor, good to see you. thank you so much for joining us. >> you bet, norah, glad to be back. >> i know you're familiar with what the president's message has been. he was on fire yesterday in milwaukee. you are going to be unveiling this midterm strategy tomorrow. what will it be? >> well, pretty much what the president was saying. that the electorate has a very clear choice between a democratic party that is doing the heavy lifting to turn an economy from negative, shrinking, to growing, move from losing jobs, 750,000 jobs a month to the private sector job growth in each of the last eight months. we're not where we want to be yet. we got a long way to go. so the question is, do you get there by continuing to climb or do you get there by handing the keys over to the other guys, the party that put us in the worst tailspin since the 1930s? that choice is a stark one and a clear one. it's going to be tough. midterms are always tough, especially when the economy's hard. but as voters
in virginia will be open today. a computer glitch almost two weeks ago stopped transactions for driver's license and id cards. they will help deal with some of the backlog of applications. head to nbcwashington.com to find hours and locations of the open offices. >>> the district will bridge in the unofficial end of sushl with the orchestra. it will hold its annual labor day concert on the west lawn. catch a dress rehearsal at 3:30. both events are open and free to the public. your weather forecast is many canning up next. stay with us. >>> chuck, it sounds like today's weather will be better than yesterday. >> it depends. if you wanted to fly a kite, yesterday would have been the better day to do it. outside right now, beautiful blue sky over washington. temperatures are generally speaking in the 50s and 60s now as you look like from our tower looking past the national cathedral. you can see the tip of the washington monument as well. 67 downtown. 62 in vienna, virginia. 63 in winchester, virginia. 55 in martinsburg, west virginia. delightful weather today. temperatures will climb int
elections. >> the second congressional district in virginia is in the far southeast corner of the state. it takes in virginia beach, the largest city in virginia and parts of hampton and an area known as the eastern shore which is a couple of rural counties. it is primarily farming and touring -- farming and tourism areas. the dominant industries are the united states navy and tourism. the oceanfront, there's a vibrant tourism community with hotels. it is not as large as myrtle beach, but it is that type of community. the u.s. navy and related military enterprises is its largest business, i would say. this particular congressional race is of high interest to republicans and democrats. during his first campaign, the republicans tried to keep him in office and were not successful. since his election, he has been subject to a steady stream of bloggers and e-mail's aimed at reaching out to the media blasting all lost everything he does. because he is a freshman, legislative experts will tell you the best of times to unseat an incumbent is during the first term because they have not quite es
on the table. for what purpose does the gentleman from virginia seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, i move to suspend the rules and pass s. 1132. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the bill. the clerk: senate 1132, an act to amend title 18 united states code to improve the provisions relating to carrying concealed weapons by law enforcement officers and for other purposes. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from virginia, mr. boucher, and the gentleman from texas, mr. poe, each will control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from virginia. mr. boucher: mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent that all members have five legislative days to revise and extend their remarks and include extraneous material on the legislation now under consideration. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. boucher: mr. speaker, i yield to myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for as much time as he may consume. mr. boucher: and i ask unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker p
the coast of north carolina and virg virginia, but fortunately the eye is still about 85 miles offshore, earl with top winds of 105 miles per hour was downgraded to a category 2 from a 4 overnight. so far the storm surge has been minor. the flooding, we understand, is minimal. >> cape cod and nantucket are still in its sights and expected to get hurricane force winds later today. >> we've got this storm covered all up and down the east coast this morning. let's start with al roker in kill devil hills on the outer banks of north carolina. al, good morning. what's going on? >> hey, guys, i tell you, this is -- this is a near miss. if this had been right on point, it would have been a mess for us. right now, we've got wind gusts of over 70 miles per hour and it's a sand-driven, wind-driven rain that is just really brutal. we have had reports of flooding. we still have power throughout good portions of the outer banks right now. a lot of people are really, really excited about the fact that this could have been much worse. it's downgraded in its size and power. right now, we do have hurrica
-minute interventions last night to stop the state of virginia from executing teresa lewis so lewis who was convicted of hiring hitmen to kill her husband and stepson was pronounced dead. her case has sparked international outrage because lewis' attorney argued she wasn't capable of masterminding these murders. here is how one described teresa's final moments. >> when she was led to the gurney became visibly more nervous and upset and when she laid down the corrections officer the closest to her head was actually tapping the top of her shoulders to try and calm her, it seemed. >> maria is with the "washington post" and also a media witness at that execution and joins us now by the telephone. explain who else was in attendance for this. were there any family members for lewis there? >> well, no, the family members of teresa lewis are not allowed to the executions in virginia. there were media and civilian witnesses and her lawyer and her chaplain. there is another room where family members of the victims can gather. we couldn't see that room, but we understood that the daughter and sister of her victi
, chuck. >>> up next, why is a democrat with a 70% job approval rating going negative in the west virginia senator's race? >>> and attention political junkies. do you recognize this ad? well, the players may be different but the candidate behind it hoping it will have the same impact. it's a north carolina senate race. >>> but first, our "washington speak." open source, believe it or not, intelligence officials are not always operating in secret. they often look at open source information. what is it? it's information that is available to the public. like from newspapers or the internet. in the news today, as we told you, the fbi warning that extremists could retall yit against the organizers of saturday's planned koran burning. the fbi says the information is based on open sources. it also means chat rooms, they monitor everything. anyway, if you have "washington speak" to clarify, send us an open source e-mail today. [ animals calling ] ♪ [ pop ] [ man ] ♪ well, we get along ♪ yeah, we really do - ♪ and there's nothing wrong - [ bird squawks ] ♪ with what i feel for you ♪ i c
a new target. mark, thanks a lot. >>> the president is on the road again today in iowa and virginia. last night in wisconsin, he proved he can still get tens of thousands of young people to show up at a rally. but can he get them to vote? >> the biggest mistake we could make right now is to let disappointment or frustration lead to apathy and indifference. we are bringing about change, and progress is going to come. but you've got to stick with me. you can't lose heart. >> mike viqueira is travel with the president. he's in des moines, iowa, this morning. so mike seems like he really packed in a crowd last night. what was the message? >> well, after the scolding came the pleading you guys. the day after he told them to buck up and that they had to get to the polls to vote in november, he really was a full-throated plea from the president to his base which include many of the college students and the youth mark was just talking about that are disaffected, that are apathetic that the president was speaking to last night. was a full-on campaign-stril production. they had cranes, jib ca
of virginia. and susan paige is the waugs bureau chief for "usa today." it's not fabulous just because of you, larry, but it is one hell of a school. here are larry's numbers. they were out the other day. i want to start with your thoughts and predictions. currently 47 house seats go republican, enough of a shift to get power to the republicans. eight or nine pickups of the senate seat the ten they need to make it. a net gain of eight governors going to the republican side. a very big win for the republican party. not a complete shutout yet, apparently. and a new "usa today" galup poll says voters prefer a republican candidate across the country by 49% to 43%, which should be enough of a percentage, six-point difference to give them control as well. let me start with larry sabato. just to let you capsulize your current prediction, what is it? >> it is exactly what you suggested. republicans taking over the house, not by an enormous margin but by a decent margin. having a chance to take over the senate but it's not there yet and may never be. their biggest advantage and probably greatest break
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the military's ban on gays openly serving in the armed forces is unconstitutional. u.s. district judge virginia phillips says she will issue an injunction stopping the don't ask, don't tell policy. government lawyers say judge phillips lacks the authority to issue a nationwide injunction. >>> meanwhile a federal appeals court has temporarily overturned a ban on government funding of embryonic stem cell research. the funding was barred in august. scientists who have already received monday to do research can continue. it's unclear if any new research money will be granted while this decision is appealed. >>> president obama has chosen a new chairman for counsel of economic advisers. aust aust austin austan goolsbee. the president will officially announce goolsbee's appointment and discuss his latest economic proposals during a news conference this morning. and cbs news will carry the president's news conference beginning at 11:00 a.m. eastern time right here on cbs. >>> iran says it's going to free an american hiker it's held for more than a year. sarah shourd was one of three hikers captured in
in the northern areas such as maryland, northern virginia. down to the south, all sunshine. we're going to continue to see more sunshine through evening tonight and into the next couple of days as well. by 9:00, 72 degrees. we will be cooling off fairly rapidly. 67 by 11:00. 59 when you wake up tomorrow morning in the city. most areas will wake up into the low 50s. it is going to be a little bit of a chill in the air. tomorrow, a little more fall-like by 7:00 a.m. plenty of sunshine. the temperatures around 60. tomorrow, just about everybody will stay in the 70s. and as i mentioned, we need to see some rain. when do we get it? i'll show it to you. >> thank you, doug. >>> there is some encouraging news on the jobs market. the labor department said the number people signing up for unemployment benefits dropped to the lowest level in two months. 450,000 first time jobless claims were filed last week. that's a smaller number than analyst a analysts had predict and a possible sign for a recovery. that brings positive news on u.s. export. the dow gained 29.way to. the s&p 500 five points high
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taking on virginia tech. first quarter boise state, 17-0 lead. nice one in, in the back of the end zone. pretty good. there you go. >> wow, look at that. >> third quarter, virginia tech comes roaring back. tyrod taylor connects with boykin. he eludes tackle, takes it 28 yards for the touchdown. virginia tech goes up 27-26. fourth quarter, virginia is up by four, with time winding down. boise state's moore, 13-yard touch downpass, back in the end zone. boise state winds a child one 33-30. >> so they beat one acc team. and i don't care that they're number ten. are we going to have to hear about boise state now being in the running for the national championship? >> yes. >> because they played one mediocre game? >> yes. >> and it's ridiculous. >> and their schedule is pathetic. >>> it's ridiculous. i'm glad they played virginia tech. play two or three good teams. >> next weekend they play like 15 ranch hands or something. >> i don't understand. why are you so fired up about this? >> well, because, because now i've got to hear people say for the rest of the year, who is boise state? >> who i
, virginia area seeing those fires. and it has been extremely dry across our area. the good news is there is some rain in the forecast. but first a couple more very dry days. let's take a look. take a look at this. a little wind helps the sailboat go down potomac river. a beautiful day for a sail. winds gusting to 15 to 20 miles an hour. even upwards of 30 to 35. the cold front has now moved up its way. a cold front out there. what have we seen? the high pressure was 96 degrees. and boy, did we need to see a cold front. the record is up 100. we were four degrees short. luckily it is still not too humid. it has not felt all that hot across the area. speaking of 90-degree days so far this year, we're now number two is officially the warmest summer. the meteorological summer ever in the district. but the 90-degree days, we're at 6290-degree days. this could be it. we may not hit 90 the rest of the year based upon what i've been seeing. the temperatures down to 92 degrees now. the dew point of 33. the humidity, 13%. so extremely dry. that's why we have those red flag warnings in if h
virginia and look at those mountainsides -- go to west virginia and look at those mountainsides. what are we looking at engineers? we are looking at a combination of things. we are looking at electric, gas /electorate, natural gas and propane, but you are probably still looking at a majority market of fossil fuels. a more intelligent use of those fossil fuels, and gasoline and diesel engines, lighter weight materials and that sort of thing. there is no silver bullet out there. if you want a silver bullet and you want to scare people, then why not nuclear? why not? it works. in france, a lot of their electricity is nuclear power electricity and it works. why not put it in a car. never mind. [laughter] --let's go back to the days personal stuff, here. seventh grade, you started writing gov. jimmy davis, the singing governor, the so-called author of "you are my sunshine." what was it that moved you to write governor davis? >> the schools in the world for being integrated at that time. as punishment, the federal government said they would stop a black schoolteachers. >> why? >> i never ha
donald of virginia. he said that no later than a week before she's scheduled to be killed, which is september 23rd, he will decide whether he's going to be granting her clemency but we're not sure what his decision is going to be on that. >> back to teresa and her mental capacity, she was tested and tell me a little bit more about what those tests revealed about her mental disability. >> she took two iq tests. one she scored a 73 and the other a 70. 70 and below is considered legally mentally disabled. she was ruled borderline functioning, the stage above intellectually disabled and therefore she can still be legally sentenced to death although it's very controversial. >> and the plot that she was convicted of was said to be because of insurance money, $250,000. but then you have this note that rotney fuller wrote before he committed suicide. from your report, that's not admissible. explain why. >> it is inadmissible because there's a limit to the kind of evidence that you can present before an appeals court after a sentence like this has already been handed down. and i spoke with ms. lewis' defen
to maine. almost two feet of rain fell on the carolinas just this morning. in virginia two people were rescued from a car that was struck in a flooded intersection. more than five inches of rain fallen in participants of virginia and washington, d.c. prompting flash flood watches and warnings. we have meteorologists and reporters all along the east coast. we begin with the weather channel's jeff morrow, who is in washington, d.c. a couple hours ago we couldn't see you. now it looks a
there. farther to the west, still in the 60s in much of western maryland. panhandle of west virginia and shenandoah valley. it seems almost wintry. these are the current dew points. they are in the 40s. this is the driest day we have had in a long time, since even about have the summer. we have dry weather all the way down to the atlantic beaches too. this continues to come in on some northwest breezes. these are the latest wind gusts. they have been around 20 to 25 miles an hour gusts. as we look at the other temperatures, out of the mountains, still in the low 60s. eastern shore, east of the bay and away from the waters, still near 70 degrees. all this coming from high pressure, which continues to move in off the great lakes. it is assisted by an area of low pressure spinning away over eastern new england and northern new england. that lull combined with this area of high pressure giving us a little bit of blustery wind. these are the remnants of tropic tropical storm hermine. this high pressure is going to hold forth for the next couple of days. some of the moisture will be along
warnings out for parts of virginia and north carolina. let's go to the magic wall. kyra tuck county, northeastern parts of north carolina, and matthews county, the pink polygons that you see here these are tornadoes. and both of these cells are moving north at 40 miles an hour. so moving very, very quickly. this saul within a tornado watch that empasses a big swath of real estate across the mid-atlantic until 1:00 this afternoon. so this is -- you know, we have remnants of a tropical system which was only around for a little bit. and we got a tremendous amount of rain. flooding a huge issue. boy, i'll tell you some of the areas that we've already seen flooding in, like wilmington, 7 inches of rainfall. that's just in 24 hours. and that doesn't include, john, the 10 inches that they had two days earlier. they could very well end up with 20 inches of rainfall without a hurricane there. >> how long is this going to last? >> north carolina will last for six to eight hours. but the northeast is in for it today. a lot of moisture out there. the silver lining is, a lot of these spots need
. >> and now for>> sports. >> collegefootball, big upsets keep on coming, don't they? number 13 virginia tech losing to james madison at home, mind you. ran for two touchdowns, threw for another one and the final madison coach, mathews calls it the biggest win in school history and this is an scs team formerly division two. to south bend the game of the game. michigan and notre dame. to rudolph, 95 yard score and it's the michigan quarterback robinson stealing the headlines 502 yards total offense and measured michigan wins a tight one. and let's talk nfl. the 91st season of the nfl officially underway and break it downhat teams to look out or. big daddy of the nfl, richard delgato, president and ceo of coastal advisors insurance, good to see you, big daddy. >> you, too. you were down in new orleans for the big game. saints and vikings, a boring game as you and i were speaking about. beforehand the players walk out and both teams line up and both have the number one up in the air. this is solidarity among the players union. is there a chance we face a strike and have no footbtall this time n
that, we'll be watching matthew carefully. robin? >> we will. thank you, sam. >>> the state of virginia carried out the death penalty last night in the state's first execution of a woman in nearly a century. this particular case is re-igniting the debate over crime and punishment. krim sciutto is in virginia with this. >> reporter: we're hearing of an harrowing scene in "l" block behind me. eyewitnesses described lewis as terrified and trembling in the chamber. she turned down a sedative, offered to death row inmates. a guard tapping her on the shoulder to calm her, as she was put to death. it's here, inside this cramped death chamber, where teresa lewis became the first woman executed in virginia in 98 years. >> the execution of teresa lewis has been carried out in the manner as described by the laws in the commonwealth of virginia. >> reporter: her minister of seven years, kept a sad vigil. when you met with her for a final time, did you have a sense that she was ready for this? >> she resigned herself to this. and she knew for seven years that this was a good possibility. but she did
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